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Do I really need to consult a travel doctor? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the frequent calls I get at the Adventure Doc Clinic is from travelers that “need a yellow fever vaccine”.  These patients are some times not interested in ... Read on »
Flying samaritans crash and clinic suspension by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just received this email about our Tucson chapter of Flying Sam’s service to baja Mexico! Best wishes to the families of the providers who went down providing free ... Read on »
New Rapid Diagnostic for Ebola and Marburg Viruses by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Rapid diagnostic kits are very useful for a variety of reasons.  First, they enable a quicker diagnosis, thus allowing treatment to start faster.  Second, a porta ... Read on »
Cholera cases in Florida and Dominican Republic linked to Haiti by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Drawing of cholera in Le Petit journal Haiti Cholera outbreak spreads: The cholera outbreak in Haiti  appears to have broken the internation ... Read on »
Cholera Vaccine for Haiti Relief Workers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Typical Cholera bed with the drainage hole in center and plastic lining The Cholera outbreak  currently ravaging Haiti is prompting aid workers to try to ge ... Read on »
Death of Surfing Legend Andy Irons and Dengue? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Former World Champion surfer Andy Irons was found dead in his hotel room in Texas, November 2, 2010 at the age of 32.  The cause of death is unknown, as of toda ... Read on »
African Sleeping Sickness by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent post looked at the need for an improvement in the treatment of African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness.    Basics: Also known a ... Read on »
Travel Medical Kit by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Having recently returned from a seven week adventure that took us from the hustle and bustle of Athens, Greece to the steep and deep gorges on the Island of Crete ... Read on »
Back from Travels by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We have made it back from our travels in Greece, Crete and Egypt!  Our travels were amazing and we were able to document a lot of good travel and expedition hea ... Read on »
Updates from the Road: Travel Medicine Video by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are finally back from Egypt and settling in at the “home base” in Greece.  Egypt was more amazing that I expected!  We had some great experiences, wonderful fo ... Read on »
Travel medicine video updates from Greece and North Africa by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Everything is going quite well from Greece and we are prepping/packing for the upcoming trip to North Africa in 2 days.  We have already been shooting a lot of vi ... Read on »
On the road…Travel time! by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Adventure Doc Clinic will be closed and the blog will not be updated as often as usual…We are traveling through Greece and North Africa working on shooting ... Read on »
New travel medicine resource on Twitter by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am very happy that the people at www.MDTravelHealth.com have started an address at twitter!  You can follow them at: http://twitter.com/mdtravelhealth  or @mdtr ... Read on »
High risk travelers and travel insurance? by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The article discusses the French Government and the possibility of some travelers having to pay for their evacuation from dangerous places.  Very interestin ... Read on »
Interesting info on Sunscreens and DEET by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The International Society of Travel Medicine has a really wonderful list-serve that discusses topics on travel health.  There is a great exchange on a new article ... Read on »
Oropuche virus by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Promed mail recently reported on an outbreak of Oropuche virus in Peru. This insect borne virus has similiar symptoms with dengue fever: fever, malaise and muscl ... Read on »
Fluid Replacement Guidelines in Hot Weather by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The article addresses several areas that were previously unanswered such as overhydration, electrolyte imbalance, type of clothing and gear and practicality. ... Read on »
Adventure Doc Talks: Travel and Expedition Medicine Videos by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Adventure Doc Talks: Travel and Expedition Medicine Video Series I am very excited about the new Adventure Doc project called “ Adventure Doc Talks “.  ... Read on »
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I received an email from the people at the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers  (IAMAT) the other day.  For those who are rather new to ... Read on »
Posting on the road by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So most people know that I am traveling a lot lately. This is great for work but bad for keeping the blog up to date. This is my test of my new app to allow blo ... Read on »